I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Endsinger by Jay Kristoff
Series: The Lotus Wars #3
Published by Thomas Dunne Books on November 25th 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Steampunk
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A TREMBLING EARTH
The flames of civil war sweep across the Shima Imperium. With their plans to renew the Kazumitsu dynasty foiled, the Lotus Guild unleash their deadliest creation—a mechanical goliath known as the Earthcrusher, intended to unite the shattered Empire under a yoke of fear. With the Tiger Clan and their puppet Daimyo Hiro in tow, the Guild marches toward a battle for absolute dominion over the Isles.
A BROKEN REBELLION
Yukiko and Buruu are forced to take leadership of the Kagé rebellion, gathering new allies and old friends in an effort to unite the country against the chi-mongers. But the ghosts of Buruu’s past stand between them and the army they need, and Kin’s betrayal has destroyed all trust among their allies. When a new foe joins the war tearing the Imperium apart, it will be all the pair can do to muster the strength to fight, let alone win.
A FINAL BATTLE
The traitor Kin walks the halls of Guild power, his destiny only a bloody knife-stroke away. Hana and Yoshi struggle to find their place in a world now looking to them as heroes. Secret cabals within the Lotus Guild claw and struggle; one toward darkness, the other toward light. And as the earth splits asunder, as armies destroy each other for rule over an empire of lifeless ash and the final secret about blood lotus is revealed, the people of Shima will learn one last, horrifying truth.
There is nothing a mother will not do to keep her children by her side.
In theory I’m supposed to review Endsinger but I’m going to be honest with you guys, I don’t really know how. If you love this trilogy, you’re going to love the conclusion. If you haven’t read it yet, you need to examine your life and your choices and if you’ve tried it and don’t like it, I don’t understand but okay.
Much like the previous books in the The Lotus Wars books, Endsinger is brilliant, complicated, beautiful and very, very painful. The pages of this book are probably made from shredded people hearts soaked in the tears of unicorns before said unicorns are herded off and slaughtered so their blood can be used to craft the ink Endsinger is printed with.
Here are a list of things that are probably less painful than reading Endsinger:
- Dropping a cinderblock on your hand
- Lighting your pants on fire while you’re wearing them
- Papercutting yourself all over your body and then swimming in the ocean.
- Sticking a fork in your eye and wiggling it around
- Rolling around in a pit of broken glass
You see where I’m going with this? Jay Kristoff is clearly some kind of demonic fiend who feeds off our pain and grows stronger. I’d hate him for it if he weren’t so damn good at it.
Because I make excellent decisions, I decided an appropriate time to read Endsinger would be on a fun, weekend trip with friends. They were quite entertained as I openly gasped, shouted and sobbed my way through the 432 pages of gut-wrenching betrayal, heart-breaking revelations and general abject misery that make up this flawless, wonderful book (I have issues).
To be fair, there are happy moments as well but if anything those just make you cry harder because you know (or at least you know if you’ve been reading this trilogy which I’m assuming you have been because otherwise what are you doing go get it and don’t come back until you do) that any good things you feel now, you’ll pay for later.
In case you don’t believe me (I’m hurt! when have I ever lied to you?), my sister and my husband gleefully reenacted my “reading face” for the general amusement of all.
(in slow-mo because I’d just discovered my phone could do that)
With all the sunshine and rainbows ahead of you, I’m not sure what you’re still doing here but in case you need a refresher course, Cuddlebuggerers both past and present are falling all over themselves to tell why you should be reading The Lotus Wars like yesterday.
So grab yourself a wholesale pallet of tissues, enough chocolate to give yourself diabetes and more liquor than the human liver was meant to consider processing and HAVE FUN!
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